You can schedule a time to use this tool by clicking the button at the top of the page OR walk in during open lab hours.
Please keep in mind that tool reservations can only be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
In stock filaments: TPU, PLA, PETG, ABS, ASA, and PVA.
We are now using a new slicing software (3DPrinterOS). Detailed instructions for using the software can be found here.
- After following the above instructions, send your print to queue and ask the on-duty technician to approve it.
- Write down JHED and print time on the sign in front of the printer.
- Use one printer at a time.
- Watch the printer to ensure the first layer sticks before leaving the area.
- Ask a tech to assist with filament change and print removal (unless there is a magnetic bed attached).
No weaponry may be printed using the Makerspace printers.
3D modeling is the process of developing a digital drawing in three dimensions via specialized software by manipulating edges, vertices, and polygons in a simulated 3D space. The current popular 3D modeling softwares are as follows:
- Solidworks: The most popular choice for 3D modeling by engineers. This is the program you would be using in industry, as well as provided for free by JHU. Find instructions on how to install it for free here
- Creo: Another very popular choice for 3D modeling in industry, though not as popular as Solidworks
- Fusion360: One of the most popular hobbyist 3D modeling software. This software is perfect for team collaboration with its cloud-sharing feature. *Free for .edu emails upon registration
- Shapr3D: Shapr3D is an intuitive 3D modeling program that you can download on your your iPad, and it is compatible with Apple pencils.*Free for .edu emails upon registration
- TinkerCAD: One of the most popular free 3D modeling softwares. It is perfect for hobbyists and for those just starting out.
- OnShape: Online 3D modeling software with basic functions. Its main advantage is that it allows for real-time collaboration, similar to Google Docs. *Free for .edu emails upon registration
If you’re still interested in 3D printing but have no experience modeling, you can find models available online for free at GrabCAD, Printable or Thingiverse. Most likely what you are looking for is already designed and uploaded onto one of these sites.